The South Coast Region Allies in Tobacco Control For Hispanics (SCRATCH) project is a new program with Vista Community Clinic with a focus on providing reducing disparities in relation to Tobacco use for the following communities: Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, National City, Anaheim, Garden Grove, and Santa Ana.

We hope to tackle prevalent tobacco-related issues within our communities through youth engagement, promotion of smoke-free trade schools and public housing authorities, and clinical cessation integration. Although our target population is the Latino community, we open our services to all identities and backgrounds who are within the locations we serve (listed above).

More information regarding our specific services will be released in the Spring of 2019. Please read the following materials that relate to the SCRATCH project and our objectives:

Smoke Free Multi-Unit Housing


Freedom From Smoking (Quit Classes)

Smoke Free Trade Schools

STAY WOKE – Youth Coalition


Advice for Enforcing a Smoke-free Housing Policy

Benefits of Smoke-free Buildings

Example of a Smoke-free Lease Addendum

Third-hand Smoke in Apartments and Condos

Getting Started on Smoke-free Multi-Family Housing

Legal Options for Tenants Suffering from Drifting Smoke

Smoke-free Multi-Unit Housing

Directory of Affordable Housing Properties Located in South Coast Region

California Tobacco Retailers FAQ about New State Tobacco Laws

Compliance and Enforcement Toolkit


For Cessation, please refer to the following:


We appreciate your patience!

For more information, please contact:

Lisa Archibald, Project Manager 


phone number: 760-631-5000 x 7165